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Moments in Time
On June 15, 1877, Henry Ossian Flipper, born a slave in Thomasville, Ga., in 1856, is the first black cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy. Flipper was never spoken to by a white cadet during his four years at West Point.
On June 12, 1924, the first Bush president, George Herbert Walker Bush, is born in Milton, Mass. Bush served in the Navy during World War II and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in combat.
On June 10, 1935, in New York City, two recovering alcoholics found Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), a 12-step rehabilitation program. Today there are more than 80,000 local groups in the United States, with an estimated membership of almost 2 million people.
On June 11, 1944, five days after the D-Day landing, the five Allied landing groups link up in Normandy to form a single solid front across northwestern France in Operation Overlord. The Allied invasion force included 3 million men, 13,000 aircraft, 1,200 warships, 2,700 merchant ships and 2,500 landing craft.